Wrestling: 2015 West Honor Roll

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West AAA Most Valuable Wrestler - Josh Bahr, West Allegheny
West AA Most Valuable Wrestler - Kody Komara, Freedom

West AAA Coach of the Year - Mike Johnson, West Allegheny
West AA Coach of the Year - Terry Havelka, Burgettstown

West AAA Freshman of the Year - Rocky McGeary, West Allegheny
West AA Freshman of the Year - Joe Demor, South Side Beaver


Sports Town West Week in Review (Mar. 22-28)

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Boys Lacrosse: 2015 West Season Preview

Written by Joe Koch on .

Just one team competes in boys high school lacrosse in the West region, Moon Area High School.

That means Moon does a lot traveling. But that doesn't appear to be an issue for the Tigers as they qualified for the WPIAL Division 2 playoffs in 2014. Moon eked out a 10-7 victory over perennial qualifier Greenburg Central Catholic in the quarterfinals and fell to runner-up Indiana, 9-8, in a game that wasn't decided until overtime.

Moon already has started well this season with non-section victories over Aquinas Academy (15-8), Mars Area (10-9) and WPIAL Division 2 finalist Indiana (15-4). The Tigers hosted Greensburg Central on Friday. Moon hosts Shaler on Monday before opening section play at Baldwin on April 7.

Expect Moon to be a contender again this season. The Tigers finished with a 15-1 overall record and swept through section play with a 5-0 record.


Boys Lacrosse: 2015 West Players to Watch

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AJay Hamer, Senior, Attack
Ben Price, Junior, Attack
Sal Pollastro, Junior Midfielder
Nick Cap, Senior, Midfielder
Max Huffman, Senior, Defense
Ryan Lee, Junior, Goalie


Girls Lacrosse: 2015 West Season Preview

Written by Joe Koch on .

Just two West-area teams -- Blackhawk and Moon -- compete in girls lacrosse.

Both teams advanced to the WPIAL Division 2 playoffs a year ago.

Moon fell to eventual WPIAL champion Shaler, 21-7, in a first-round game. Blackhawk advanced to the semifinals. The Cougars defeated Hempfield 15-7 in the quarterfinals, but fell to eventual runner-up Chartiers Valley, 15-6, in the semifinals.

Blackhawk opens its season at home on Tuesday against section rival Baldwin. Moon, which opened with a 12-10 loss to defending Division 2 champion Shaler, meets Trinity, which is playing as an Independent this season, on Tuesday.